Leslie Dienes

Primary office:
205 Lindley Hall


Courses Taught


Research Interests

Geog. 102: Principles of Human Geography
Geog. 594: Geography of the Former USSR
Geog. 794: Regions of the Former USSR
Former USSR & East-Central Europe. Resources and regional socio-economic development

Current Projects


Selected Publications

Regional contrasts in the socio-economic transformation of post-Soviet Russia. 

Hungary on the threshold of EU entry.
Dienes, Leslie, Istvan Dobozi and Marian Radetzki, Energy and Economic Reform in the former Soviet Union. St. Martin Press, 1994. 

Energy and Mineral Exports from the Former USSR: Philosopher's Stone or Fool's Gold. University of Washington: The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. The Donald W. Treadgold Papers. August 1998. 

"Reflections on a Geographic Dichotomy: Archipelago Russia," Eurasian Geography and Economics, vol. 43, no. 6, 2002, pp. 443-458. 

"Perestroyka and the Slavic Regions," Soviet Economy, vol. 5, no. 3, July-Sept., 1989, pp. 251-275. 

"The Soviet Energy Policy," US Congress, Joint Economic Committee, Soviet Economy in a Time of Change, (Washington, D.C.: US Government Printing Office, 1979, pp, 197-230.

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